Food Safety

Milk was the number one undecalred allergen causing recalls in the UK between 2016 and 2021


Allergens top cause of food recalls in the UK

By Gwen Ridler

Allergens continue to be the main cause of food and drink recalls in the UK, with products containing milk the most frequent pulled from store shelves, according to a new report published in the scientific journal Food Control.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

Out of the frying pan into the fire...or will 2023 hold more hope? Credit: Getty/Yagi Studio

Ingredients challenges and opportunities for 2023

By Bethan Grylls

As we enter the new year, Food Manufacture examines three key ingredients challenges and opportunities for the food and drink sector, from rising costs and purchasing habits, to the food safety risks of climate change, and the potential of precision fermentation....

Pcitured: Alaa Selim, lead author of  'A Synthetic Biosensor for Detecting Putrescine in Beef Samples'

Paper-based biosensors detect rotten meat

By Gwen Ridler

Researchers at the Shih Microfluidics Lab have developed a disposable, paper-based synthetic biosensor that can quickly detect rotten meat.

Food hygiene, safety and cleaning feature 2022

Long read

Hygiene, safety and cleaning innovations in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

As a food or drink manufacturer, cleaning your equipment is an essential part of the production process – it’s a no-brainer really. But every second spent shutting down a line to clean it, is a second of downtime that most businesses can ill afford.

An illegal meat firm has been fined £150k for hygiene offences

Illegal meat trader fined £150k for hygiene offences

By Gwen Ridler

A Wiltshire-based meat trader has been fined more than £150k and given a custodial sentence after pleading guilty for placing unfit meat on the market and other associated hygiene offences.

The latest food and drink recall news

Food and drink product recalls round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plastic contamination, microbiological contamination and undeclared allergens all sparked recalls of food and drink products over the past month.

Jebb: 'We think a new UK Food and Feed Bill would provide the best opportunity for a comprehensive rethink, tailored to the needs of the UK'

Time running out for reform of food safety laws

By Gwen Ridler

The Brexit Freedoms Bill could open the door to a total reform of food standards and safety in the UK, but time is running out to do so, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chair Susan Jebb.

Consumers are increasingly eating perishable goods past their use by date due to cost of living crisis (Credit: Getty/Peter Dazeley)

Consumers eating habits leading to safety concerns

By Michelle Perrett

Half of consumers in Scotland have admitted to eating food which has passed its ‘use-by’ date in order to save money, research by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has revealed.

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Food Safety Webinar: Get your questions in now

By Michelle Perrett

With just over a week left until our free webinar, Food Safety Briefing – Old Threats, Fresh Thinking, don’t miss your chance to register and get your questions answered by our panel of experts.

Strict new rules to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever have been enacted by Defra

Stricter rules for pork entering the UK

By Gwen Ridler

Strict new controls at the border to curb the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been implemented by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Asda, Linda McCartney and Cérélia all announced recalls last week

Food recall round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Listeria, mispackaged items and incorrect date codes sparked recalls from food firms in the past week, covered in this round-up.

Food waste, sugar and animal welfare were the top concerns among consumers

Food waste top concern among British consumers

By Gwen Ridler

Food waste, sugar and animal welfare were among the top concerns for British consumers when buying food, according to a new report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Food fraudsters are an opportunisitc bunch that'll capitalise on any weakness in the supply chain

Tackling opportunistic fraudsters: NSF podcast

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, NSF director and food safety consultant Jackie Healing talks to Food Manufacture about the opportunistic nature of fraudsters and how manufacturers can take steps to mitigate and avoid food fraud.

The FSA has added 6,000 items to its public list of CBD products

Nearly 12,000 products on the CBD public list

By Michelle Perrett

Almost 6,000 CBD products have been added to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) public list of Cannabidiol (CBD) products that can be marketed in England and Wales.

Food manufacturers can use these six steps to help tackle physical contamination in the factory


Tackling physical contamination in six steps

By Ian Robertshaw

Ian Robertshaw, Global Key Account Manager at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, outlines six steps that food manufacturers can take to help prevent physical contamination in the factory.

Johnson: 'Testing spend is coming under pressure and at the same time risk is increasing'

Food safety opinion

How can I cut food testing costs?

By Alison Johnson

Price pressures and increasing risk tempted us to choose between cost saving and managing risk.

The FSA has launched a consultation into whether changes should be introduced to the chilling requirements of Qurbani meat and offal supplied from slaughterhouses

Consultation into the collection of Qurbani meat

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation into whether changes should be introduced to the chilling requirements of Qurbani meat and offal supplied from slaughterhouses in England and Wales during the period of Eid al-Adha.

Salmonella has dogged the food industry over the past few months. iStock credit Manjurul

Digital feature: long read

Food safety trends

By Michelle Perrett

The past two years have brought rapid and relentless change to the food chain and this shows no signs of slackening.

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